Dietary therapy as a treatment option for dogs with chronic enteropathies
04 Jan 2020
Jugan, M. C.
Chronic gastrointestinal (GI) signs result in high rates of morbidity in dogs, with mortality ranging from less than 20 per cent to greater than 50 per cent,
Although the pathogenesis of CE is currently unknown, it is likely to be multifactorial – including the interaction of the enteric immune system with normal or pathogenic GI microbiota, by-products of GI microbiota metabolism or dietary antigens, as well as genetic factors.
GI biopsies are required to confirm the presence of inflammation and reach a diagnosis of CE. However, the type of inflammation visualised on biopsy samples does not predict response to treatment,